minmi dinosaur


minmi dinosaur:

Name Meaning : Lizard from Minmi Crossing (Australia )
PEriod : Early Cretaceous
Family Group: Ankylosauria
Diet: Plants
Size: 8 feet
Fossil Found: Australia 1980

minmi dinosaur facts

This ankylosaur from Queensland, Australia , had relatively small armor . Most ankylosaurus had armor lined up in bands that ran from side to side. minmi dinosaur had armor strips that ran from front to back. The armor on its belly was mad of small, hexagonal pebble-like bony plates , called scutes . Ankylosaurus migrated to Australia during the Jurassic, before the southern continent , Gondwana , started to split apart.

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